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Protection Officer – Remote

Wabtec Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Remote - US posted May 27, 2020.

Location: Remote – US

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else’s life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

This position is responsible for the safeworking/protection of people, equipment and property conducting work in and around client railway networks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and ensure the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management systems are implemented and adhered to;
  • Ensure that people and property working near or on track are protected from rail hazards;
  • Understanding of client rail network rules in terms of risks and hazards associated with working within the rail network;
  • Determine authority and protection methods required for rail vehicle movements at every worksite;
  • Liaise with project management daily, to plan safeworking/protection to ensure projects can be carried out on time/budget;
  • Complete Safeworking Documentation as required by client;

Working Relationships

  • Maintains and fosters relationships with current and potential stakeholders, in particular, clients, service providers, contractors, subcontractors and employees

Qualifications and Skills


  • Considerable amount of experience operating as a Safeworking/Protection Officer working in the rail corridor;
  • Ability to obtain a CAT 1 Rail Medical and Clearance Letter from a Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Hold a valid Rio Tinto M5 Protection Officer Accreditation;
  • Hold a valid PTA PO2 Protection Officer Accreditation;
  • Hold a valid Brookfield PO2 Protection Officer Accreditation;
  • Hold a valid Drivers License


  • Plant operating tickets or previous TA/labouring experience on construction projects